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Forum: How-to Questions 02-21-2013, 09:46 PM
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Posted By tannen2004
It's not my COs that are too tight (anymore) but...

It's not my COs that are too tight (anymore) but it'll happen 10-20 inches into a project that it just starts to feel loose and lo and behold at the end it is just a bit loose all around. Like the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-21-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By tannen2004
Thanks suzeeq! I'm definitely not adding...

Thanks suzeeq! I'm definitely not adding stitches - I usually count every 10-20 rows or so.

I switched to the long-tail cast-on a couple of years ago to try to loosen it up. I don't know why I...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-21-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By tannen2004
keeping consistent gauge throughout a project

Hi all,

I'm in need of tips from my fellow knitters to deal with a problem that I keep having. When I'm knitting a long piece (scarf or blanket), I always seem to end up with a project that's an...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-07-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By tannen2004
Thanks so much suzeeq!!!

Thanks so much suzeeq!!!
Forum: Pattern Central 11-06-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By tannen2004
Question KP La Mer stole - question

Hi all,

I'm working on the La Mer stole from KP and I'm lost (and I haven't even started yet :doh:). The directions read in part:

Holding a second strand of yarn over the thumb and using Twisted...
Forum: General Knitting 03-14-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,562
Posted By tannen2004
Thanks all! I'm going for it!!!! ArtLady: I'm...

Thanks all! I'm going for it!!!!

ArtLady: I'm glad you thought a log cabin blanket would look nice. That's exactly what I was thinking! (I'm going to try the "Moderne" pattern out of Mason Dixon...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,562
Posted By tannen2004
Caron's Simply Soft Collection

Hello all,

Does anyone have any experience with Caron's new line "Simply Soft Collection (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_simplysoft_collection.html)"? I'm thinking about making a baby blanket...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-05-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By tannen2004
Thanks suzeeq. That's what I thought but I just...

Thanks suzeeq. That's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure!
Forum: Pattern Central 05-05-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By tannen2004
First sweater help

Hi all,

I'm working on my first sweater - a top down child's sweater - the Tater's Cotton Cardi...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-25-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By tannen2004
Thanks Jan! They're all great. That bag is...

Thanks Jan! They're all great. That bag is soooo cute!
Forum: Pattern Central 04-25-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By tannen2004
Summer knit for a new big sister

Hi all,

My cousin is having a baby in a couple of months. I'm making a blanket for the baby and I've got quite a bit of yarn left (~1 skein pink, 1 skein confetti patterned - plus the ever growing...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,032
Posted By tannen2004
Great! Please let me know how it turns out. ...

Great! Please let me know how it turns out. I've only done it with the Lamb's Pride Bulky and I'd be interested to know how well it works with other yarns!
Forum: Pattern Central 12-12-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,032
Posted By tannen2004
Simple purse stitch scarf

I had a few skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn laying around and since it got cold I needed a new scarf. I found this stitch in a stitch library on about.com's knitting site and made a beautiful...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By tannen2004
Yay! I got ya. Thanks so much. I started to...

Yay! I got ya. Thanks so much. I started to wonder if that's all it was. There's a curtain pattern that uses the same lace pattern, so the tablecloth is just the lace pattern with a k1 on either...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By tannen2004
My question is more about a swatch to see if I...

My question is more about a swatch to see if I can do the pattern and if it'll look like I think it will than one about gauge. I thought about doing 12+3 but that doesn't look like it'll work (row 2...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By tannen2004
How many stitches do I cast on to make a swatch?

Hi all,

I have a pattern that I'd like to make, but first I want to make a small swatch. It's a large project and I'd like to be sure I can do it. The problem is I can't figure out how many...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By tannen2004
Check out the video on this site. Go to "Basic...

Check out the video on this site. Go to "Basic Techniques" then "...and more" then scroll down to the section titled "Basic Stitch Patterns" and look at the videos for either ribbing or seed stitch....
Forum: Pattern Central 08-25-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By tannen2004
If you're looking for something afghan size you...

If you're looking for something afghan size you might want to try this: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-warmUpAmericaAfghan.html

It's quite simple. Just make sure you're gauge is right so...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-24-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By tannen2004
This might help if you trying for something flat...

This might help if you trying for something flat (not a tube) on circular needles. It has pictures, which I always find helpful. http://www.knitpicks.com/content/index.php/cat/flat-knitting/
Forum: How-to Questions 08-24-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By tannen2004
The key to using circulars for blankets is to not...

The key to using circulars for blankets is to not join. That is to say, you knit just like you would on straight needles, turning your work when you get to the end of the row. So if you want your...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-24-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By tannen2004
I've made two of these this year....

I've made two of these this year. http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60241.html. The pattern is quite simple, just garter stitch with a few yo's and k2tog and the finished product is beautiful. (My...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By tannen2004
Thanks winter. That's what I've been doing - you...

Thanks winter. That's what I've been doing - you kind of have to because these "extra stitches" are quite hard to knit and. I'm just wondering what dropping that extra stitch does to the final...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-23-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,234
Posted By tannen2004
A pattern for Lamb's Pride Bulky?

I went to my lys the other day and picked up 4 skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky in a nifty pink color planning to use it as a substitute yarn for an afghan pattern. Well my substitution didn't work out...
Forum: General Knitting 08-23-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7,414
Views: 1,403,070
Posted By tannen2004
Hi all

I'm new to the forum although I've been taking advantage of the videos for a while. This is such a great site!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By tannen2004
This might help

I'm not an expert on yarn sizes but I've found this chart on Lion Brand's website to be useful in the past:
http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/yarnInfo.cgi?yarnByClass=1
(the left-hand...
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